A two-month-old baby is said to have died at the Biyem-Assi District Hospital in Yaounde, due to the negligence of a nurse at the health facility.
Reports indicate that the nurse had tied the arm of the baby in order to administer an injection. After the exercise, she forgot to untie the baby’s arm, thereby preventing blood from freely circulating, sources say.
No one noticed it for a while, given that the arm was covered with the baby’s clothes. It is only when the mother came to check on the baby that she realized what was happening. She had been attending to her two other babies, given that she is a mother of triplets who were all sick at the time.
Noticing the situation which her two-month-old baby was in, she sought the attention of Doctors who suggested the arm would be amputated. Before that could be done, the child died.
The accused nurse is alleged to have said it was a mistake that happened as a result of tiredness.
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